Small-Scale Haymaking (Country Workshop) (Paperback)
For those who are undertaking haymaking for the first time, this book offers wise counsel and practical advice, providing step-by-step instructions that will see the new or casual farmer through the entire process. From plowing and planting the field to cutting, baling, and storing, author Spencer Yost clearly and concisely explains what to do, citing examples and describing instructive situations from his own experience as a hay farmer. He also includes ample information of the different types of haying equipment and basic machinery maintenance. Also includes informative sidebars on seed types and sowing information; using GPS surveying to estimate planting yields; how to test hay dryness with a microwave oven, and other helpful hints.
About the Author
Spencer Yost has written several tractor-related books, including How to Rebuild and Restore Farm Tractor Engines and How to Restore Your John Deere 2-Cylinder Tractor, and is the creator of Antique Tractor Internet Services (www.atis.net), the original antique tractor website. A computer-industry consultant by day, he lives in Pfafftown, North Carolina.